When you tell someone you're going out to eat in New York City, they generally see dollar signs. This place can be expensive if you're not sure where to turn. Luckily, there are as many cheap eats as Michelin-stars, so it's not too difficult to strike a bargain. But what if you're not in the mood for bottom of the barrel? The streets are also packed with value buys where your dollar stretches just a wee bit further.
For example, if you've got champagne tastes on an all-beer budget, you can snag deals at top rated joints for a fraction of the cost if you go at the right time. At Jean Georges, dinner will set you back big time. But lunch? You'll be wined and dined for just $48.
In Flatiron, the fast casual restaurant craze works in your favor at Made Nice. Helmed by the crew that also brings you Eleven Madison Park and The Nomad, it's a solid bite that you can have daily, if that's your thing.
While it may be more difficult to find a value bite in the Big Apple than ever before, it's far from impossible. Let us prove it to you with this list of the 10 best value restaurants in New York.